The maritime industry now views the future with greater confidence than it has done for many years. The shipping and shipbuilding sectors are now making a slow but steady recovery. For the first time in many years, the number of orders for the construction of new vessels has risen,
John M. Stebbins has been named vice president, sales and marketing, U.S., of Alco Power Inc., a subsidiary of Bombardier, Inc., of Montreal, Canada. The announcement was made by Roland Gagnon, president of the Rail and Diesel Products Division of Bombardier.
The Marine and Rail Equipment Division of FMC Corporation, Portland, Ore., launched the second in a series of the world's largest roll-on / roll-off (ro / ro) barges on September 9. John E. Carroll, FMC Division president, said: "The triple-deck
Maine Maritime Academy announced that Amoco Foundation, Inc. of Chicago has contributed $4,000 in support of the ongoing activities at the Academy, as part of its annual giving program. Donald G. Schroeter, executive director of the Amoco Foundation,
Equitable Equipment Company, Inc. was recently awa-rded a second contract to construct an additional 50 LASH barges for Delta Steamship Lines, Inc. The barges will be built at Equitable's New Orleans, La., shipyard. Equitable Equipment Company is
Timothy V. O'Sullivan has been named president of the Fairbanks Morse Engine Division of Colt Industries, Beloit, Wise. He joined the Division in 1983 as vice president and general manager of parts and service, and later assumed the additional duties of vice president of marketing and sales.
The 6th Lips Propeller Symposium will be held May 14-16, 1986, at the Congress Centre "Koningshof" in Veldhoven, the Nether lands. The theme for the upcoming symposium is "Cost-Effective Propulsion," with notable guest authors giving presentations
Texaco, Inc. has announced that Kenneth F. Murchison, general manager of the company's International Marine Sales Department, has retired, effective September 1, after a long and successful career in the commercial marine industry. Born in Glen Cove, N.
A PREVIEW The Second Annual National Maritime Show and Maritime America Conference will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center on March 29-31, 1983. Over 90 manufacturers and suppliers of marine-related equipment will display their range
James H. Sessions has been named president of Newpark Shipbuilding and Repair, Inc., a shipyard with barge cleaning and gas freeing facilities situated on 22 acres on an island in the Houston Ship Channel. Newpark also announced the appointments of Stephen R.